DNC barbecue sauce competition
A panel picked 3 official barbecue sauces for he Democratic National convention that will (proabbly) be held in Charlotte. All three are off my radar. Thoughts on the sauces (sauces only, no politics, please)?
The fact that they focused on bbq "sauces" as opposed to the actual barbecue that will be represented at the DNC does a bit of a disservice to what NC bbq is. BBQ is not an adjective modifier of sauce, it's a noun. If you want to focus on "sauce," go to Kansas City or Arkansas. The DNC should've picked Skylight Inn, Allen&Son, and Lexington #1 to be the 3 official barbecues for the convention and be done with it.
I don't know about the 12 Bones sweet tomato sauce, but their blueberry chipotle sauce is off the hook. For the record, I know blueberry sounds weird in a sauce and I don't even like chipotle, but the sauce tastes like neither and the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts.
And when you come down to it, 12 Bones is a rib specialist and as tasty as their ribs are, ribs aren't exactly representative of NC cue.